LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Tonight Kenya Moore and father Ronald Grant tackle Kenya’s past with mother Patricia Moore. But LALATE can report that some of the claims that Bravo puts forward in today’s episode conflict with claims by Patricia Moore. In 1992, Kenya Moore’s mother Patricia Moore granted a news interview in which she claimed that the door of communication between her and Kenya remained open. Tonight Bravo presents a slightly different history between Kenya and her mother.
Kenya Moore’s father Ronald Grant visits Kenya in Atlanta on tonight’s RHOA episode. LALATE previously exclusively reported that Moore, a longtime resident of the San Fernando Valley, quietly sold her Los Angeles home prior to the filming of this season’s episode. Her broker was with Mauricio Umansky’s company.
Tonight, Moore tells her father that she is happy moving to Atlanta. But Ronald Grant offers his hilarious opinions about everything from hardwood floors to moldings. And the visit doesn’t start off well either. “You look like you have your mama’s feet man”, he tells Kenya. “They look like they got ash feet. Look at those ugly things. Look at those corns though. Those are corns. They can be corns that quick.” Dad Ronald tells Kenya Moore that she allegedly has ashy feet, which Moore blames on driving her car.
He adds “Are you planning on staying in this part of town. I think nice and all that stuff is a relative term”, Ronald adds. Bravo says of tonight’s episode “Kenya wants to discuss her mother with her dad but her dad doesn’t want to go down that road.”
LALATE can report that in 1993 Kenya Moore’s mother Patricia Moore granted a news interview to discuss Kenya’s wining of the Miss USA competition and her entrance into the Miss Universe. Whether or not Patricia’s claims were true at the time, Kenya’s mother granted People an interview in which she claimed at the time “the door for communication has been and always will remain open [with Kenya]…I’m praying for her. I wish her all the luck and success in the world.” Kenya however claimed that “She would treat me like I was invisible… I can honestly say I don’t love her. I don’t even know her.”
Kenya, then living in a Westwood apartment, told news said that Patricia “said she just wanted to congratulate me.” Kenya added “But I didn’t want to talk to her. I’m a very forgiving person. But I’ll only forgive her if she asks for my forgiveness.”
The article claimed that Patricia got pregnant with Kenya when Patricia and Ronald were sixteen years old. Patricia then asked Ronald if he would let her put the baby up for adoption. Ronald refused. And Ronald’s mother Doris Grant agreed to raise Kenya Moore.
At the time, Kenya had yet to be named. Patricia’s parents sent her to stay with her sister Lori Moore at Central Michigan University. Thereafter, Lori eventually gave Kenya her name, for the country, because “she was dark and beautiful.” A new episode of RHOA returns to Bravo tonight.
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